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MONGOLIA: The church celebrates its 25th anniversary

“This year marks a historic step for the Catholic Church in Mongolia and the Apostolic Prefecture of Ulaanbaatar. In fact, we celebrate a double anniversary: the 25th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between the Holy See and the Republic of Mongolia; and the 25th anniversary of the Catholic Church’s presence, with the renewed start of the mission in a country which has just gotten out of the socialist system,” said Bishop Wenceslao Padilla (in photo) , Apostolic Prefect in Mongolia.

“With over 1,300 Mongolians baptized and a native priest, there is reason to rejoice here,” says missionary Prosper Mbumba of the Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. 

There are currently more than 50 missionaries and religious from 14 countries around the world who “offer their lives in Mongolia, faithful to their vocation to nurture a deep relationship with God and to devote themselves to others,” recalls Fr. Mbumba.


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